'Good Morning' McGee
"Action News" meteorologist Melissa McGee
was on the national stage yesterday handling weather from New York during ABC's "Good Morning America."
OUT AND ABOUT
* Rappers Nas
, Mobb Deep
and members of the Wu-Tang Clan
shopped Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut) recently as did Phillies Shane Victorino
and Brian Schneider
. Stopping in yesterday were Nicole Barnhart
, Lori Lindsey
and Tasha Kai
of the Philadelphia Independence Womens Professional Soccer team, which has a playoff game Saturday at PPL Park.
* Members of Foreigner dined at Morimoto (723 Chestnut) Sunday and went for sashimi, tuna pizza and several other seafood dishes. The band played the Susquehanna Bank Center Saturday with Journey and Night Ranger.
* Rehabbing Phillies reliever Jose Contreras dined with a few friends Sunday night at Giorgio on Pine (1328 Pine). Contreras signed autographs and posed for pictures with staff and left with a handful of Giorgio's cards to give to family and friends.
* Vinnie DiMartino, of the Discovery Channel's "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior," was a guest at BeatCancer.org's 5K walk/run party Friday at Dave & Buster's (325 N. Columbus). The Aug. 27 walk/run at the Philadelphia Zoo benefits the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education.
What's your 'Price'?
New "Price is Right" announcer George Gray
will be at a casting call for the show from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Two local winners will fly to Los Angeles for a show taping and one is guaranteed a spot on Contestants Row.
Applications and eligibility
rules for the "Price is Right" auditions are at cbsphilly.com.
"Operation: Get Rid of Pinky," a Philly-shot film from director Matthew Merz,
premieres Aug. 23 at the Trocadero. The screening will be hosted by Star
, recently ousted as morning hosts at 100.3 the Beat.
It features Lionel Anthony Cook, rapper Tone Trump, comedian Louis "Twitchels" Centanni, former NBA player Rashad McCants and J.M. Jerkinz Smith.
For info or to see a trailer visit getridofpinky.com.
Local real-estate agent and former Marine Joe Carlin's directorial debut, "The Tea Man," is now available via direct download on Amazon. It's about two friends having a midlife crisis who decide to rob banks. Search "The Tea Man Movie" on Amazon or email Carlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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